Pumpkin Fritters Recipe

Pumpkin Fritters With Cinnamon Sugar

Cinnamon sugar pumpkin fritters: Summer braai goodness

Everything tastes better at a braai. Take advantage of the great weather this weekend and add cinnamon sugar pumpkin fritters to your braai sides.

Pumpkin Fritters Recipe

Pumpkin Fritters With Cinnamon Sugar

Do you want to take advantage of the last bit of summer in South Africa with a braai? Do you want a treat that’s perfect as a braai side and delicious as a sweet snack? Pumpkin fritters are a real South African favourite and almost every family has their recipe. Cinnamon sugar pumpkin fritters are sweet and have a great texture which you can enjoy with your meal or as a random sneaky snack after dinner.

How to make cinnamon sugar pumpkin fritters

These fritters are just pumpkin flapjacks or pancakes with a dash of cinnamon sugar on top. Most of the ingredients will be found in pancake recipes and make sure that your pumpkin is as smooth as possible. They are very quick to make and you can make several batches if you have a crowd coming to take advantage of the last bit of summer. You can have them for dessert by adding some cream, ice cream and/or caramel sauce for something super special too.

Everything tastes better at a braai. Take advantage of the great weather this weekend and add cinnamon sugar pumpkin fritters to your braai sides.

Cinnamon sugar pumpkin fritters Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Robyn Brittow Course: Dessert, TreatsCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Total time

40

minutes

This easy pumpkin fritter recipe is a traditional South African classic.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cake flour

  • 2 tbsp baking powder

  • pinch of salt

  • 3 tsp sugar

  • 1 cup cooked mashed pumpkin

  • 3 tsp melted butter

  • 100 ml milk

  • 1 egg

  • 5 ml vanilla essence

  • oil for frying

  • cinnamon sugar for serving

Method

  • In a bowl sift together the flour, salt and baking powder and stir in the sugar.
  • In a separate bowl whisk the egg and add milk, melted butter and vanilla essence.
  • Gradually add the egg mixture to the flour, alternating with the pumpkin, and stir with a wooden spoon until you have a thick and smooth batter.
  • Allow the mixture to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Spoon the batter into a frying pan with oil, over medium-low heat.
  • Once the mixture forms bubbles on top you will know it is time to turn the fritter and cook the other side.
  • Cook until golden. To serve, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Notes

  • You can make a variety of fritters, sweet or savoury, depending on what fruit or vegetables you have on hand.
  • Add mashed bananas for banana fritters or omit the sugar and add grated baby marrows for savoury baby marrow fritters.

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